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Artist, author David Sibley to speak at Bell Museum

Posted by: Jim Williams under Bird books Updated: March 5, 2014 - 5:16 PM

Artist and author David Sibley is coming to Minneapolis to talk about the new edition of his book “The Sibley Guide to Birds." He’ll speak at the Bell Museum of Natural History  at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. The event is co-sponsored by the Bell Museum and The Bookcase in Wayzata. The museum is located at the University of Minnesota.

The second edition of his famed guide will be in stores March 11. A copy of the book is included in the event’s ticket price: $45.50 for individuals, $65 for a couple. Both prices include tax and a small handling charge. Shelf price of the book is $40. 

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/583888

The new edition has larger illustrations, digitally remastered for quality. The text has been expanded to include habitat information and voice description. Sibley offers tips on finding birds in the field. There are over 600 new paintings, including illustrations of 115 rare species, and illustrations in some cases of regional plumage differences. More than 700 maps show winter, summer, year-round ranges, migration routes, and ranges of rare species. 

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